"Andi Mack" actress Sofia Wylie and Broadway star Sophia Anne Caruso will lead the cast of the fantasy film, based on the book of the same name by Soman Chainani, and now Washington has been cast as Professor Dovey and Theron will play Lady Lesso.
Feig shared the movie news on Twitter on Friday (19Feb21), announcing, "I know what school I'm applying to! So thrilled to welcome Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington to the School for Good and Evil! Everyone, prepare to get schooled!"
"The School for Good and Evil", released in 2013, is the first book in a series for Chainani, who will also serve as an executive producer on the Netflix film.
Fortson, 12, is best known for playing the daughter of Paul Rudd's character Scott Lang and his superhero alter ego Ant-Man in the Marvel blockbusters, and now she will take on the role of Margaret Simon, who questions everything about adolescence and puberty.
Rachel McAdams has also joined the cast as Margaret's mother, Barbara.
"The Edge of Seventeen" director Kelly Fremon Craig will take charge of the movie from her own script, with production scheduled to begin in April (21), reports Entertainment Weekly.
Author Blume, who had turned down requests for the film rights to her popular book for decades, will serve as a co-producer.